The California State University Awards Zoom Contract for Video Conferencing

Video Conferencing Leader Adds The California State University to Impressive List of Education Sector Customers

February 10, 2016, San Jose, CA – Zoom Video Communications, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded the system-wide contract for video and web conferencing services for The California State University. These services will be available this month across 21 CSU campuses, providing a unified platform for video, audio, and collaboration to approximately 400,000 students, faculty, and staff.

CSU is the latest major institution to join the ranks of 5,300 Zoom higher education customers. These institutions cite Zoom’s high quality and reliability, affordable pricing, and unique features such as Video Breakout Rooms, true mobile screen sharing, and software-defined video conference room system Zoom Rooms as reasons for standardizing their universities on Zoom.

“Video collaboration is a vital part of the future of CSU. We knew we needed a platform that could enable our students, faculty, and staff to share knowledge and work together. After a rigorous evaluation process, Zoom was the clear choice,” said Mark Crase, Assistant Vice Chancellor and CIO, The California State University.

“As a California company, we’re proud that hundreds of thousands of students, faculty, and staff in our home state will now be Zooming. Our education solution provides a full feature set and ease of use to meet the needs of their diverse student population and academic research programs,” said Eric S. Yuan, Founder and CEO of Zoom.

About Zoom
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, group messaging, and a software-defined video conference room solution into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Zoom Rooms, and H.323/SIP room systems such as Polycom and Cisco Tandberg. Zoom is a privately held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit or follow us @zoom_us.

About the California State University
The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 47,000 faculty and staff and more than 470,000 students. Half of the CSU’s students transfer from California Community Colleges. Created in 1960, the mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever changing needs of California. With its commitment to quality, opportunity, and student success, the CSU is renowned for superb teaching, innovative research and for producing job-ready graduates. Each year, the CSU awards more than 100,000 degrees. One in every 20 Americans holding a college degree is a graduate of the CSU and our alumni are 3 million strong. Connect with and learn more about the CSU at CSU Social Media.

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Janine Pelosi
Head of Marketing
(408) 406-5180

Toni Molle
California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Director, Public Affairs
(562) 951-4800


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